Review: could Lexapro cause Binge eating?
We study 35,628 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Binge eating. Find out below who they are, when they have Binge eating and more.
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Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,315 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Binge eating (pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating) (latest reports from 2,206 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, high blood pressure, quit smoking.
On Aug, 14, 2014: 35,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Binge Eating. They amount to 0.23% of all the 2,206 people who have Binge Eating on eHealthMe.
Time on Lexapro when people have Binge eating * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Binge eating||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Binge eating when taking Lexapro * :
|Binge eating||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||83.33%||16.67%||0.00% |
Severity of Binge eating when taking Lexapro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Binge eating||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Binge eating ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Binge eating||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 60.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 40.00%)
- Pain (1 people, 20.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 20.00%)
- Insomnia (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (2 people, 40.00%)
- Abilify (2 people, 40.00%)
- Klonopin (2 people, 40.00%)
- Cymbalta (1 people, 20.00%)
- Neurontin (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Rosa (2 years ago):
I found that my side effects worsedned after raising my dose. I am not able to sleep at all. approximately 3-5 hours a nite, sometimes not at all. And when i can't sleep, I binge eat in the middle of the night. I have NEVER done this. I also take 1 mg of klonopin, and 150mg of lamictal. I will be weaning myself off of the lexapro. I had a horrible experience with celexa and cymbalta "withdrawal". I'm hoping lexapro isn't as bad. Wish me luck!!
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